merge building models
...three construction sites: Museum Annex, Acropolis Q, and the Institute of Contemporary Art. Although all of these will ultimately become a fundamental part of Quondam, there is still uncertainty regarding how to construct the narrative and integrate the "building sites" into a virtual format. [Perhaps] just use the construction sites to exhibit buildings, i.e., merge other building models into the site models of the various museums, and from there create-design a virtual exhibit.
This is the furthest venture into the virtual museum metaphor so far. There is a whole new range of display possibilities in just using the Philadelphia model as also the site for virtual architectural exhibits. ...just thinking of all the crazy experimental stuff to do--the great pryamid superimposition was really just the beginning. ...morph just about any building or section of the city all in the name of a virtual architectural exhibit.
It makes sense for the first exhibit at the Museum Annex site-branch to be Parkway Interpolation.
The experimentation mentioned above doesn't have to be anything more than an easy collage of building models merely by using 2D and 3D data already available, and either using the data as is or manipulateing the data using CAD. Both museum sites offer more than enough opportunity to experiment freely. In fact, both these sites can easily become an Ichnographia in terms of ultimately manifesting fantastical architectural plan.
new work @ Quondam
...slowly build a "virtual place", a kind of Quondam Ichnographia that eventually reflects Quondam's essence and modus operandi.
Ichnographia as a base for Quondam models
...the idea of placing the model collection into some kind of context--an imaginary context--and now the idea of using the Ichnographia as the base plan for the context. Moreover, the "program" of the Ichnographia could inform the museum context. For example, the Porticus Septorum Juliorum is analogous to Plecnik's Houses Under a Common Roof (although not close in scale), and the houses are simply placed there. This opens up the opportunity to place other models in other analogous situations.
This idea takes on even greater implications with including Parkway Interpolation as well as the whole Center City Philadelphia model.
Like the Ichnographia, the whole design could manifest a message, and that message could well be a critique / enlightenment of architecture today, starting with putting Acropolis Q at the Garden of Satire.
what next? - gallery 1999
Another major aspect of the exhibit will be Ottopia--a schizophrenic Ichnographia.
Ichnographia Ottopia - placing the Giza Pyramid on the axis of death at true north orientation, Infringement Complex within the same area...
...more experimentation using and collaging the model collection. ...all kinds of buildings that have never been seen before.
...generate a Nolli type map of Ottopia... ...the plan of Ottopia really doesn't have to make any sense, in fact, if it is to be a reflection of schizophrenia, then...
Quondam - a [virtual] place in a architectural history
...the notion of Quondam being a [virtual] place in architectural history because it is both real and virtual, precisely "quondam". The centerpiece of this "place in architectural history" is the Ichnographia Quondam, literally Quondam's large plan. It is within the IQ that designs will develop and reside.
Bilbao "Affect" 001
project: The Working Title Museum
site: east bank of the Schuylkill River, Quondam
Ichnographia Quondam: agenda
Part of the reason for getting a collection of mesh surfaces organized is to then begin further work on the Working Title Museum within IQ.
...wondering where I might place the House for Schinkel site(s); perhaps somewhere along the Petronia Amnis.
The Ichnographia Atypical (actually pieces of Ichnographia Quondam)--Campo Marzio plans in perspective collages.
Quondam as hypermuseum
Ichnographia Quondam as the plan of a hypermuseum?
...the manifestation of designing and practicing (architecture) in cyberspace ideas...
Hyper Architecturism documents all the ideas and manifestations of CAD play, especially the mesh surfaces and extruded rotations. Of course, the play will include model manipulation and collage/collision.
The concept of "hyper architecturism" also applies to Piranesi's Campo Marzio... ...generate a new Ichnographia Quondam...
Campo Marzio circuses with temples
Design a Ichnographia full of clues and inverted meanings.
24 September 1814, etc.
...uploaded the first installment of Ichnographia Quondam, which so far comprises an Axis of War and an Axis Mundi.
Philadelphia and Rome as the capitals of reenactment.
"The Crossed Architecture of Piranesi"
Acropolis Q at the steps leading to the Garden of Satire.
Ichnographia Quondam is the large plan of a virtual museum of architecture.
...interpretation of the Ichnographia via The Art of Memory as exercised by the ancients. The Ichnographia as placement of memory, and memory as progenitor of reenactment.
...a metabolic ichnographia in two states.
Re: cityscape collage
It started more than eight years ago when it was realized that Hadrian's Tomb and Logan Circle share the same circular footprint. Then, about two years ago, it was realized that ancient Rome's axis of life, as delineated by Piranesi, and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway share the same length and design articulation, with again Hadrian's Tomb and Logan Circle being the key register.
Now delineation of the 'bilocalopolis' begins. The Tiber and the Schuylkill flow through the cityscape. Augustine's tomb and City Hall have their similarities. Rome's Corso is now the same as Broad Street, the longest cardo in the world. X marks the spot of the first Gothic camp outside the walls of Rome and the no-man's land of the Vine Street Expressway interchanges.
I wrote something on 16 December 2004 which turns out to be a succinctly worded culmination of over 10 years of investigation, and also the touchstone for a finally foreseeable catharsis.
chapters of Architecture in Critical Condition
"Bilocation Syndrome" could be about Ichnographia Quondam and how it operates. Perhaps including thoughts on virtual and real and how there can be two places where things occur simultaneously.
Durand plans and Ichnographia Quondam
Start placing the Durand plans into "position" within Ichnographia Quondam... ...extensive scale comparisons.
Is Ichnographia Quondam a study / experiment of architecture (and urbanism) within the space-time continuum?
For Ichnographia Quondam the space-time continuum connection is the Axis of Life / Benjamin Franklin Parkway connection, which comes after Piranesi's Porticus Neronianus / St. Peter's connection.
Ichnographia Quondam as bilocation theater?
Re: Miscellaneous stuff
...experiment with architecture within a/the space-time continuum. For example, where some building models have already been collaged together, it's not just being playful, but also seeing what it's like when architectures from different places and/or different times cross paths. Another example is how the Axis of Life of the Ichnographia matches the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is like where two different space/time architectures actually lock together (hence Ichnographia Quondam,). ...redrawing a plan of the Palace of Versailles, and looking forward to seeing how and where that will fit in within Quondam's space-time continuum.
Started the process of coordinating the Philadelphia model with Ichnographia Quondam. Right now the priority is to bring each section up to the level of completeness relative to the data compiled thus far.
But what is this really all about? It has to do with "using" the museum, and also using history, specifically architectural history.
...to also employ Quondam as an outlet for architectural fiction, and, right now, the theme of Quondam's architecture fiction is Quondam itself and the buildings in its collection are the novel characters.
Ichnographia Quondam ideas
...placing the collection of Villa Savoye derivatives onto the Philadelphia grid just as the plans are currently situated within the collective database. This will then provide a place within Ichnographia Quondam to position the various models, and in turn provide a (new) context for the models.
...place the Campo Marzio Garden of Satire (horti Luciliani) permanently within the Philadelphia grid. The point being to acknowledge the 'garden of satire' as a distinct place within Ichnographia Quondam, and to see how the placement effects further growth (of ideas).
...have the Campo Marzio plans seep into the blank footprints of Parkway Interpolation buildings., and then extrude the Campo Marzio fragments as solids and infill the remaining space with transparent surfaces. In this sense the Campo Marzio plans act as infrastructural base for further building design development.
...the point of it all is to further develop the notion of [a] architecture museum and the notion of using museums. Using museums (and Ichnographia Quondam) as the place where the analysis happens as well as the design, meaning: start writing/describing what is going on (like site analysis and program analysis and formal analysis, etc.) and the writing/analysis then has a place within Ichnographia Quondam. It will be as if the illustrations of ideas and analyses become places themselves. This last statement has a potentially profound implication regarding the whole notion of executing virtual place.
...the collected museums are within Ichnographia Quondam.
...compile all the museum plans within Quondam's collection, meaning adding Museum Annex, Calder Museum, Working Title Museum, Haus der Kunst, Cut & Paste Museum (and just as an aside, the latest REX museum seems to relate to the Cut & Paste Museum), Acropolis Q, Venue, Gallery Berwin, Circle Squared Museum, Domestic Museum, 5233, Villa Savoye(?), Palace of Versailles, and all the superimposed museum plans.
Some more on "Bilocation Syndrome":
1. Axis of Life / Bejamin Franklin Parkway.
2. my walk down the Parkway / Axis of Life.
3. the key to Ichnographia Quondam.
4. Pagan - Christian - Triumphal Way of the Ichnographia Campus Martius.
5. Temple of Janus; Arch of Trajan/Constantine.
6. Diana the Huntress/Nympaeum; Vatican/Life of Constantine tapestries; Gates of Hell; Logan Circle/Hadrian's Tomb; Intercourse building/Love.
7. Quondam / Museumpeace.